The Reluctant Vegetarian Cookbook: An Easy Introduction to Cooking Without Meat, Eggs, and Other Once-Favorite Foods and Discovering What Tastes Even Better

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AuthorHouse, Jul 8, 2009 - Cooking - 252 pages
“Who in their right minds would ever want to be a vegetarian?” Sharalyn Pliler asked just months before she—accidentally—became one. A few days into a camping trip in the woods, she was amazed to experience that instead of getting weaker without meat, just the opposite happened—she felt more energetic, lighter and more clear-headed, needing to eat less than before while enjoying food even more, as if her taste buds had come alive. Reluctant to become a vegetarian but unable to argue with definitive direct experience, she had no choice but to begin the transition from familiar meat cookery to the unknown world of vegetarianism. Not many cookbooks are page-turners but with her light-hearted style, down-home sense of humor and master’s level writing skills, readers are carried effortlessly as she tells her story of awakening to the pleasures and techniques of vegetarianism. Once a cook in a vegetarian university kitchen, now with three decades of vegetarian experience, she seems to anticipate every question.
 

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Contents

Chapter
11
Why Would Anyone in Her Right Mind Ever
23
Chapter 4
29
Chapter 5
41
Chapter 6
47
Chapter 7
57
How To Make Meat and Egg Substitutes from Tofu
71
Chapter 9
87
Chapter 12
121
Chapter 13
131
Chapter 14
141
Chapter 15
163
Chapter 16
179
Chapter 17
197
Chapter 19
219
Afterword
233

Chapter 10
103
Chapter 11
113

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Sharalyn Pliler became a vegetarian by the only means available for someone with a mind closed against it-by accident. On a long camping trip in the woods, she worried that her meatless diet might leave her dangerously weak. To her surprise, it had just the opposite effect-she felt so much better that it left her no choice but to switch her diet style. Thirty years later, her experience as vegetarian, former cook for a vegetarian university, and as a professional writer has culminated in a vegetarian cookbook with original recipes, a different perspective, and some good laughs

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